Don Bosco male students physique and agility are well known for their Samoan dancing abilities
BY Seneuefa Foetuese
APIA: SATURDAY 06 DECEMBER 2014: The Don Bosco Technical College at Alafua this week celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Established in 1981, the college provides technical training in the trades such as carpentry, plumbing and mechanics and targets students that the education system weeds out after Year 9. It is run by the Salesian Order of the Catholic Church.
A former student, Isitolo Stand said it is important to provide an avenue of learning for these students so they could provide for the much needed trades and skills in their villages and homes.
The Samoan government has a partnership with Don Bosco to improve their classroom work, skills and knowledge on technical subjects.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi said the College has contributed well to developing the students’ confidence, skills and capability in areas like Samoan dancing, and have provided champion rowers in the annual long boats – fautasi races that has had tourists interest in Samoan culture.
Prime Minister also blessed the students and congratulated Don Bosco College on their 25th anniversary.